July 14, 2003
The IDEA Health & Fitness Association suggests asking these questions when interviewing potential personal trainers: What is your exercise and educational background? Are you certified by a nationally recognized organization? What is your level of training experience? How do you keep current on the latest training techniques, research and trends? Are you certified in CPR and first aid? Do you require a health screening or release from my doctor?
July 26, 2010
The National Night Out is a community event designed to strengthen community spirit, and police and community partnership, and to help people learn how to prevent crime. Several areas in the Tri-State area are holding National Night Out events Tuesday, Aug. 3. o Hagerstown: 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairground Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave. Activities include a safety area for children and an adult health screening area. There will be information tables, police demonstrations, a dunk tank, a Moon Bounce, face painting and other entertainment.
February 24, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Community Services Division will offer a 10-week course intended to help participants prepare for the personal trainer national certification exam. “Personal Trainer Certification” will be offered on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning March 23 and ending May 18. The national exam will be held on the final day of class. Students are required to complete a 30-hour internship within one year of completing the course in order to be eligible for certification.
April 6, 2012
The 27th annual Community Wellness Screening sponsored by WVU Hospitals-East and the Martinsburg Noon Rotary Club will be from 6 to 10 am. Saturday, April 14, at the McCormack Center on the City Hospital campus. There is a $40 fee for this general-health, blood screening, which includes cholesterol, potassium, glucose, calcium, hemoglobin and more. An optional Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test is available for men for an additional $35. Advance registration and accompanying payment is required to participate in this event, and screening is limited to the first 500 participants.
October 6, 2003
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection is your best defense against this disease. To detect breast cancer early, the following steps are recommended by the American Cancer Society. Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year. Mammograms can miss some cancers, but the technology remains an effective tool for early detection. Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every three years.
October 6, 2008
Dental program receives donation EMMITSBURG, Md. - The Seton Outreach Center, staffed by the Daughters of Charity and volunteers, were awarded a donation for their dental program from The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Frederick. The Dental Program, one of several outreach programs, provides dental services to low income adults in Frederick County who have no dental insurance. For information, go to www.setoncenter.org . Villa Maria adds staff members Villa Maria of Washington County: A Behavioral Health Program of Catholic Charities announces the addition of two new staff members to its outpatient mental health center.
June 12, 2003
Should Hagerstown prohibit the construction of a homeless shelter in its downtown area? Councilman Lewis Metzner says it's unacceptable, but given the funds that have already been spent to build one, it's a little late in the day to object, not to mention the difficulty REACH would have in finding another neighborhood willing to accept it. Plans for a permanent home for the cold weather shelter operated by REACH - Religious Efforts to Assist and...
October 26, 2009
Health department flu clinic Washington County Health Department will hold an adult flu vaccination clinic at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at North Hagerstown High School, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. Costs $20. Medicare will be accepted, but no other insurances will be billed. For information on clinics, call 240-313-3456 or go to www.washhealth.org . Fiber, carbohydrates discussion BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan County War Memorial Hospital's Center for Rehab & Wellness will offer a free presentation "Fun with Fiber & Cool Carbs" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the center at 261 Berkmore Place, Suite 2A. Registered Dietitian Sara Kuykendall will discuss dietary fiber and other types of carbohydrates.
June 6, 2009
HALFWAY -- Tough economic conditions might have helped feed a large turnout Saturday for the 2009 Living Well Expo at Valley Mall. And those who didn't attend missed learning more about many of the free medical and health-care services available. "People are just putting their health on the back burner," said Kim Myers, a community outreach assistant for the John R. Marsh Cancer Center at Washington County Hospital. "They can't afford it. " The cancer center's booth at the expo, one of more than two dozen set up for the five-hour event, noted it provides free breast examinations and health education.
May 18, 2011
A drop of blood. A questionnaire. A scan of the foot. With these simple tests, offered free at Hager Park Professional Center Wednesday afternoon, participants received important clues about their risk for serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis, organizers said. The tests were offered by Meritus Health as part of a health-screening event aimed at improving the health of the community, Meritus spokeswoman Nicole Jovel said. “We like to do our part to help people have access to health care who might not otherwise,” Jovel said.